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Disabled Guests Not Welcome in Many D.C. Airbnbs

August 22, 2017

An eye-opening opinion piece recently published in The Hill revealed the difficulty that many people with disabilities encounter when trying to rent short-term rentals. Dr. Unnia Pettus, PhD, a clergy leader, community activist and disability advocate from Washington, D.C. wrote... View Article

Another Troubling Chapter for Airbnb

July 14, 2017

According to officials with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, an Airbnb host who cancelled a guest’s reservation because the guest was Asian “has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college course in Asian-American studies.”... View Article

Hidden Risks to Summer Airbnb Rentals

July 13, 2017

According to a new survey by insurance company Assurant, “six out of 10 homeowners don’t know if their insurance policy covers short-term vacationers” and “about 40 percent don’t know who is responsible if a guest gets hurt on their property.” An article on CNBC... View Article

AirbnbWATCH Launches Washington, D.C. Chapter

July 6, 2017

The fight for common sense short-term rental regulations in D.C. has hit a fever pitch. This spring, D.C.’s Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against a property management company fostering illegal hotels. The City Council is on the verge... View Article